Come one, come all!
We’re already planning for Legislative Day 2019—the time of year when the MDA takes our state Capitol by storm to advocate for the dental profession. There are lots of exciting new changes coming your way this year and you do NOT want to miss them.
The 2019 Legislative events will kick off with a reception followed by dinner catered by Madison’s Café for all dentists, students and legislators participating. Both events will be at a new location—The Millbottom. We really wanted to stress the involvement and importance of all attendees of the legislative events and show our thanks for your involvement with the MDA’s advocacy efforts for the dental profession. These events occur the evening prior to Legislative Day advocacy at the Capitol.
The Legislative Reception will be January 22 at a new location: The Millbottom (see location details below). The event will begin at 5:30pm for dentists and students attending, and Legislators will begin to arrive at 6pm. Enjoy an open bar and hors d’oeuvres, while mingling with dentists, students and legislators. This provides you the opportunity to become better acquainted in a relaxed environment before Legislative Day.
Also new this year is a catered dinner from Madison’s Café beginning at 7pm in the same location. Take the time to enjoy dinner with colleagues, students and legislators from one of Jefferson City’s favorite local establishments.
Legislative Day Details
On January 23 be ready to take on the Capitol! On Legislative Day, dentists and students will attend meetings throughout the day with legislators and to communicate our MDA priorities and build a strong name for the MDA, its members and the future of the dental profession.
In addition to the changes with the event, the Legislature will be having some changes of their own. The 2019 Session will see nearly half the Legislature being replaced due to term limits and appointments, including key committee chair and leadership turnover. We will have to rebuild those positive relationships and continue branding the MDA as the state oral health authority in the legislative arena.
These types of advocacy events are vital in making a lasting impression in the minds of the Legislature. The MDA has enjoyed a strong presence with the elected officials, however it is up to you to keep that tradition going. Join us for Legislative Day and help the MDA continue to be strong advocates for the Dental Profession in the Missouri Legislature.
We will keep you informed of online registration being open. If you have questions about or suggestions for Legislative Day, contact Shantel Smith at the MDA.